The Bhagavad Gita

Eknath Easwaran (Translation)

The Bhagavad Gita is the fundamental text in the Hindu religion. Explore that beautiful, mystical faith by exploring its elegantly crafted foundational tome.


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The Bhagavad Gita is the sacred text behind the faith tradition of Hinduism, practiced widely throughout India. “Bhagavad Gita” translated to English, means the “Song of God”, and takes the form of a 700-verse epic poem. Derived from the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita chronicles a theoretical meeting of the Gods and Humanity as they wage an epic battle.

This particular translation, prepared by Eknath Easwaran, is thought to be the best English translation of the work every produced. The Hindu religion, while it is perhaps not as prominent in the headlines of the day as its cohorts in the Western or Middle-Eastern world, is one of the largest religions in the human community - practiced by nearly 1 billion people!

Because the Bhagavad Gita can be difficult to interpret, even after translation, Easwaran has gone to great lengths to produce helpful, clear, and unbiased introductions to certain portions of the text that any reader will find a valuable resource.

User reviews

Bhagavad Gita Brings Religion Back to Life

By Hector Marchena-Dominguez, El Paso, TX

I've just recently come across Eknath Easwaran's translation of this poetic and beautiful spiritual text Krishna's message. Anyone who is interested in religion and only read the Bible or the Qu'ran, is missing out on an incredible piece of religious writing. Easwaran's translation of the Bhagavad Gita is perfect for both spiritual and scholarly study. It's not uncommon to run into translations of religious texts which have been translated using very dry and dull language. Easwaran, a former English professor, brings his gift of language to this gorgeous text. The Bhagavad Gita is a book which I believe should be read by any ordained minister who is truly serious about their spiritual journey.